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Before we kick off the story of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and his journey with Fortnite, we like to remind you guys that the national income average for a person with an advanced degree is $72,824, per the US Census Bureau. OK, all done. Now we're back to talking about the dude who manages to rack in six times that amount by playing freakin' video games on a streaming service called, "Twitch". Yep, that's right, not creating video games — playing them!
We hate to sound bitter, but WTF?! How is this possible? Well, it's actually not all that complicated. See, Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon back in 2014 is a service that allows people to gamers to making a living from both paid channel subscriptions and donations from users. Tyler explains more in-depth in the video below.
Considering Tyler, excuse us, Ninja, has 3.7 million Twitch followers it's not all that surprising that he's become somewhat of a social media celebrity. He's even featured big names like JuJu-Smith Schuster, Travis Scott and Drake on his channel. Talk about living a charmed life, huh?
All jokes aside, it's clear that Ninja has that extra something special that sets him apart from the other gamers on Twitch. He explained to CNBC, "I'm very goofy; if you ever watched any of my streams or YouTube videos, I do impressions and stuff like that all the time and just crazy shenanigans."
Sounds pretty fun, actually, maybe we'll have to check him out! If you guys are interested, you can too. You can view Ninja's Twitch page here.
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